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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month. Now is a great time to reflect on self-care, work-life balance, a thriving company culture, and mental health in the workplace. Mental health impacts everyone and deserves the same level of visibility and urgency as physical health, as mental health is certainly just as crucial and critical to overall wellbeing.

After the last 2+ years and in today’s environment of ongoing global issues, there are many new and ongoing challenges facing individuals, such as transitioning from a work-from-home focus to hybrid/return to office, transitioning back into the office itself, managing childcare and family support dynamics, addressing health and safety concerns related to being around people and socializing again, general uncertainty about broader issues and more. In 2020, about one in five American adults experienced a mental health issue. Collectively, globally it is in the best interest of all to take responsible actions to ensure robust mental health, for business and personal reasons both. 

We’re encouraging our associates and work partners worldwide to set aside time for their own personal mental health agenda this month!

What are some ways you can participate in Mental Health Awareness Month in the workspace?

  • Consider taking a mental health day. Just like you take a day off when you’re physically not feeling well, it can be a great practice to set aside time for a day of self-care activities such as yoga, spending time with loved ones, reading, or whatever it is that helps you relax! PTO means ‘personal time off’ and the benefit is intended to support the full health of you and your colleagues.
  • Set routines to encourage healthy habits. Scheduling a 15-minute mindfulness break during the workday in your calendar is a great way to make you have a designated time to take a deep breath and check in with yourself.
  • Encourage yourself to set boundaries and work together to support an effective workday. Sometimes a walking meeting with a co-worker when you need some fresh air or re-setting the time of one more conference call, when you need some time to regroup and collect your thoughts, can make a world of difference! It can be difficult to advocate for yourself but prioritizing your health allows you to bring the best version of yourself to work.
  • Make your desk a Zen space you look forward to sitting (or standing) at. Whether you are back to the office full time, in a shared-office space part time, or working from home, do a few things to make the space your ‘success space’ for work. You could bring framed photos of your friends and family, keep a live plant on the desk, keep your favorite mug handy, or even find a brain teaser game to have around. If you rushed into an at home office during the last few years, this could be a great time to rethink the space and make it work better for you!

Practicing self-care at work and outside of work helps maintain mental and emotional health while preventing stress and burnout.

Managing your mental health allows you to show up more focused, relaxed, and authentic. Take care of your human self, and your work self will appreciate it!  


Dwellworks Living: Global Solutions for Corporate Accommodations 

Dwellworks Living is committed to providing our clients and their employees with the best possible corporate housing and serviced accommodations experience. With a global network of property partners, a tri-regional team of customer experience and supply chain professionals, and a wide range of services for global mobility and travel customers, Dwellworks Living can provide the perfect corporate housing solution for any need or budget.

Dwellworks Living is the global corporate housing solution of Dwellworks, an award-winning, business-to-business provider of global mobility and business travel services. As a global leader in corporate housing and serviced accommodations solutions, Dwellworks Living is uniquely positioned to meet the temporary living needs of businesses and their employees who are relocating or traveling on short-, medium- or extended-stays. With 60,000 high-quality professionally managed properties in over 125 countries worldwide, Dwellworks Living is the preferred housing solutions partner of many Fortune 1000 and leading relocation management companies.

Dwellworks Living's corporate housing and serviced accommodations solutions are designed to help businesses attract and retain top talent, support employee productivity, and ensure a smooth and successful relocation or business travel experience. In addition to our core global accommodations management services, Dwellworks Living, through our worldwide network of local experts, is uniquely capable of offering our clients expanded and related services, such as area orientations, group move assistance, destination services and intercultural training.

Whether you have corporate housing needs for an individual employee or a large team, Dwellworks Living can provide the serviced accommodations solutions you need anywhere in the world to ensure a safe and successful stay. Please contact us to learn more or visit our Properties page to begin your search for global corporate housing accommodations.

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